BRIGHAM CITY, UTAH (February 24, 2017) – Five teenagers were hospitalized after their SUV slammed into a power pole after jumping the railroad tracks on Friday night, according to a local news source. (map)
The accident happened around 9:00 p.m., when a 1997 Jeep SUV carrying five people and driven by a 16 year old girl, jumped the railroad tracks at 1500 North 800 West and slammed into a power pole.
Three of the teenagers in the backseat of the car were ejected, and one of them was airlifted to a nearby hospital. The other four teenagers were all hospitalized, and three have been released. This is the second serious accident to happen at the same intersection within the last 30 years, as four teenagers were killed in 1987 when a car jumped the tracks and was struck by a train. The accident remains under active investigation at this time to determine cause and liability.
“Our firms prayers are with all parties involved in this devastating collision,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm.
“Any injured party involved in an accident will have a bodily injury claim against the negligent driver who caused the accident,” said the attorneys from Lexton Law Firm, a car accident and personal injury law firm.